Citadel Tool Kit

Here’s another addition to my new Citadel collection.

I decided to go for this because….. well its pretty much the ultimate modelling tool kit. Especially for all kinds of Citadel miniatures/models. Inside this amazing box there is one of every tool in the Citadel range. Each tool has it’s own Figure Case, which is specially cut foam to ensure that they do not move about during travel.

Inside you will find these tools:

– Plastic Cutters
– Hobby Knife
– Razor Saw
– Hobby Drill
– Sculpting Tool
– Metal Modelling Files
– Hobby Vice
– Cleanup Kit
– Emery Boards

Unfortunatly the price is pretty steep for some people. This toolkit comes in at around £80.00 on average. So its not for everyone! But if your like me and only Citadel will do its well worth the Money and collection value.

Warhammer 40k Dark Angels Set…

Hey guys just a quick update on my recent purchase 🙂 I have been into Warhammer for quite some time now. Mainly the Pc games such as Dawn of War, Dawn of War2, Chos Rising, Retributuion. I have been collecting the Horus Heresy books aswell. Also i have been collecting White Dwarf Magazine for some time now. The reason i started collecting White Dwarf was to get a feel for Starting my own miniature collection. Unfortunatly due to funds and me spending money on other things! I just didn’t get round to collecting/Painting any. Recently one of my good friends informed me he had started collecting Warhammer also. So i decided to give it ago.

I’m not the best at any form of art with a pen, pencil or paints. I think this is a major factor into why i didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something i might suck at. The fact that my friend has started collecting them gave me the push i needed. So i decided on this little set.

This is the Warhammer 40k Dark Angels paint set. It was only £20.00 and fortunately Love Film gave me a nice £15.00 Voucher. So i decided to take the leap. “I mean” it’s a low-cost and i can get a real feel for it. Also if i suck to bad at it at least i have only spend £20.00 on it.

A few days ago i visited the Games Workshop in Lincoln. The staff was more than helpful! The Guy in there sensed i was a noob straight away. He gave me lots of tips on painting etc and gave me lots of information on armies codexes. Fortunately i already knew quite a lot having subscribed to White Dwarf previous to my visit. All in all a great experience! So i hope my Warhammer adventure goes further and beyond

[Blessed is the mind too small for doubt]

 

Star Trek London 2012

Home PageSo tomorrow i head off to Star Trek London with my friend Mac-10!!!! Hopefully i will take lots of pictures and have a slamming time. Check back in few days for a full review 🙂 Here’s a few details about it!

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek The Next Generation, look forward to the new Star Trek movie in 2013, witness all five captains on stage for the first time in Europe but most of all enjoy Star Trek for three amazing days.

Opening Times

Friday 19th October 2012
Event: 2pm – 9pm
Party: 8.30pm – 12.30am

Saturday 20th October 2012
Event: 9am – 7pm
Party: 7.30pm – 12.30am

Sunday 21st October 2012
Event: 9am – 6pm

The Afterman: Ascension

So i received my copy of The Afterman: Ascension a day after release! Which was annoying. I have probably listened to the album over 40 times already. haha! In the bath, on the toilet, at work and in bed. I have totally nailed this album. This being Coheed’s sixth studio album i wanted to love it as much as some of the others. Also that Josh Eppard (Drummer) had made his return to the band i was really hoping for something spectacular.

The album only has 9 tracks on unless you buy the iTunes version (annoying hate itunes!)  TBF the iTunes version only has 1 extra song and the rest are all demos. I decided to get both versions so i can really get the full feel for the album.

Previous to receiving the album i had already listened to Domino the Destitute like 100 times and watch the video a couple of time also. So if you include the intro and this song i literally only had like 7 songs to play with. To be honest i didn’t think 7 new songs and an intro were going to cut it.

I was wrong! Some of the songs really have a Good Apollo feel to it. Feels more story driven, much better vocals and great music all mixed well together. My favorite track has to be Key Entity Extraction III: Vic the Butcher. Not really sure why? My ears just wanna make love to it great, great song! and overall great album. Only have to wait until Febuary for the next installment The Afterman: Descension. Cant wait!

 

Verdict go buy it 5 stars!

5/5 stars

 

 

Instagram

Instagram logo.pngWe all know what Instagram is but do we all no just how good it is??? I certainly didn’t until i asked my gf what all the buzz was about. Basically Instagram is a free photo sharing program launched in October 2010 that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter to it, and then share it on a variety of social networking services, including Instagram’s own. A distinctive feature confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. So im thinking awesome i actually hate Facebook and wish everyone would get over it so i thought id give this a try!

Those Facebook bastards acquired Instagram (with its 13 employees) for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock in April 2012. So i automatically thought great there gonna ruin a perfectly good app and service. No! Apparently there going to keep it independently managed. Lets hope that happens as i love Instagram.

Here’s a few facts on Instagram….By December 2010, Instagram had one million registered users. In June 2011 Instagram announced it had five million users and it passed ten million in September of the same year. In April 2012, it was announced that over 30 million accounts were set up on Instagram.

So if you haven’t given it a try yet you should. Sadly if your running a android device you will not be able to see emoticons. So generally wont understand what half the world is talking about. Also on android there’s less apps working together with Instagram and slower loading times sorry guys!

Nokia Lumia 800

I recently purchased the Nokia Lumia 800. Previously i have owned the Samsung Galaxy sII, iphone 4, Samsung Omnia 7 and the LG Optimus 2X. All of these previous phone are top end phones like the Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first Windows Phone handset to spring from the Microsoft / Nokia tie-up.

The first thing i notice about this phone is speed! With Lumia’s 1.4GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon/Scorpion cpu and windows clever operating system, It gets the job done! Faster than android dual core processors as well. The problem with Android at the moment is they have all this flashy hardware, but dont know how to use it effectively. Cyanogen Mod on the other hand, know exactly how to use the hardware. Unfortunately the every day phone user wont be able to install such things due to fear of breaking phone/laws/device ect.

Second thing is the sexy screen! 16-bit AMOLED ClearBlack display. Not quite as good as the GS2 Screen but difference is minimal. The Amoled Screen makes games look perfect i couldn’t ask for more?  I love bigger Amoled screens, Obviously the iPhone has managed to be a success with a smaller screen at 3.5 inches, but the trend towards bigger displays is increasing all the time, and i have to say im a fan of those over four inches thanks to the improved internet and media experience.

The Camera is great 8MP Auto Focus L.E.D Flash. You can change iso, White balance and exposure. Overall very good 🙂

This Phone has Xbox Live Games. Some games are a bit overpriced compared to iPhone but then iphone doesn’t have Xbox live or achievements so go fish…

The battery is something we can get on board with as this isn’t the first Nokia device to have an enclosed power pack and makes sense if it allows a greater design freedom. Unfortunately The batt Life sucks donkey balls 😛 so for that im going to give this phone a 4 star!

Customer rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Raptr Social Networking & Messenger Client

I have been using Raptr for quite some time now and i decided to share my experiences and what it can do! So basically Raptr is a social networking website and instant messenger, targeted towards video game players. Raptr has game reviews, deals, guides and previews also .  On the website, users can add video games to their profile, as well as track game play time and achievements, share reviews, game related information, and game activity. Raptr lets users publish their gaming accomplishments to sites like Twitter, Plurk,FriendFeed, and Facebook.

As for the Messenger client you can use AIM, Yahoo! Instant Messenger, GTalk, Windows Live Messenger, Xfire, ICQ, and Facebook Chat protocols and allows users to import their Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam accounts. It also includes other features such as game/achievements tracking, in-game overlay, and game management. Raptr offers a few images showing a user’s game statistics for use in signatures. The client  is a downloadable application for Microsoft Windows.

Its fun, easy to use and great for tracking all your games and friends games……..

Go on give it a try!

Customer rating: 4 out of 5 stars